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Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 128
Themes: activism, inspiration, diversity, advocacy, biographies
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 13/Apr/2021
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Just Get Started! Be Unstoppable! Dream Big! How to Become an Accidental Activist profiles almost 100 activists from around the world, including change-makers like Greta Thunberg, Pete Seeger and Lilly Singh. This book shows us how ordinary people have persevered throughout history to do extraordinary things to help themselves and others.

These activists come from many different backgrounds and a drives to take action. They work for human rights, to help the environment, to preserve historic buildings and more. This book will inspire young readers by giving them tips on getting started, continuing when the going gets tough and encouraging others to get involved. They will learn how to use determination, channel their passions and dream big to change the world.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“To be commended for the varied and diverse range of activists…It is important and meaningful. Highly Recommended.”
School Library Journal
“This volume will ­inspire readers to conduct further investigation into the movements that excite them, and they might be spurred to stand up and make their voices heard.”
Canadian Children's Book News
“The readable, chatty style and the humanity of the people and projects depicted make this a thoughtful and encouraging read for young people.”
Sal's Fiction Addiction
“Inspiring and uplifting, this is a book that can make an impact for children wanting to learn more, or who want to get out there and make their own small difference in their world.”


Rocky Mountain Book Awards  | 2022 | Short-listed
BC Books for BC Schools  | 2021 | Commended

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